Closing of 2nd edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development on March 5, 2021. Egypt Today/Noha El Tawil
CAIRO - 5 March 2021: “We struggled together in the past to get our independence, now we have to struggle together in the face of COVID-19 impact,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry said Friday in the closing of the second edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development.
Shokry said that “the forum discussed ways Africa can deal with the exceptional situation the world is going through.”
“In spite of difficulties and challenges, Egypt asserts its confidence in African states to overcome that predicament,” Shokry added.
“We have to work together to benefit from Africa’s natural resources,” Shokry underlined.
“I hope to see you all face to face in the 3rd edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development,” the minister concluded.
Director General of Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Peacekeeping (CCCPA) that organizes Aswan Forum Ahmed Abdel Latif displayed the recommendations of the second edition.
Those consist of:
Mitigation of health conditions
Bolstering local vaccine production
Ensuring equal access to vaccine
Enforcing Africa CDC
Offering capacity-building for successful governance
Securing financing for governance to materialize
Coherence between African and international polices
Accelerating climate change adaptation and resilience to protect the most vulnerable
Prioritization of funding for women security
Persuading the international community to cancel and extend the suspension of African debts
Accelerating the implementation of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)
Leveraging African and international efforts to prevent conflict and accomplish sustainable peace
The closing of the second edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development was held Friday. The forum is organized by Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Peacekeeping (CCCPA). This edition took place virtually in March 1-5, 2021 and had as theme “Shaping Africa’s New Normal: Recovering Stronger, Rebuilding Better.”